Missouri House endorses amendment allowing ammunition manufacturing, possession

The constitution currently protects Missourians' right to bear arms. The language in the new amendment adds protections for the right to possess, purchase, reload and manufacture ammunition.

Groups call for efforts to boost Missouri revenues

Participants said the state's tight budgets in recent years have been harmful to education, social services and health care.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Rush to cut tenure wrong way to try to improve schools

State Republicans are too quick to insult teachers rather than working with them to improve public education.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Payday loan initiative unlikely to appear on ballot

Cole County Judge Daniel Green has announced the summary on the petitions, written by the secretary of state, isn't specific enough; and the cost estimate, prepared by the state auditor, is too narrow.

Missouri lawmaker backs college visits for foster kids

The Missouri House passed a bill that would require all foster children older than 15 to visit a state university, community college or technical college before they're adopted or leave the foster system.

Fort Bragg soldier from Missouri dies in Afghanistan

Staff Sgt. Tyler J. Smith of Licking died April 3.

Hearing on Express Scripts acquisition planned

Drugstores and community pharmacists filed a federal lawsuit to stop St. Louis-based Express Scripts Inc.'s $29.1 billion acquisition of fellow pharmacy benefits manager Medco Health Solutions Inc.

U.S. teen births: Mississippi has highest rate, New Hampshire lowest

The rate for teenage moms reached its lowest point since record-keeping began in 1940. The rate fell 9 percent to about 34 per 1,000 girls ages 15 through 19, and the decline was seen among all racial and ethnic groups.

Missouri lawmakers to resume work on state budget

The appropriations committee devoted several days to the budget last week. A state budget must be passed by May 11.

Tolton Catholic third in 9-10 track meet

In girls competition, Tolton's Chase Freidel won three events and was second in another.

Hickman lacrosse loses at Springfield

David Nittler led the Kewpies over the weekend with five goals and one assist.